Garden Update and the Lesson I Learned
Well, I am so excited to be able to say that our first garden was very successful! I am sad to say that it is coming to an end and I already miss those Summer mornings. Oakley and I would wake up and I would push her out to the garden in her stroller, usually still in her pj’s. She would watch me, get so excited if Maggie was at the fence, or watch the dogs run and play around the yard. I will forever remember our first summer together and a lot of my fondest memories are of us in our garden.
Okay, back to our garden update. All that was left was the carrots and kales. Our carrots stayed pretty small and I think that’s because I didn’t do what the package of seeds said. The package said to pull some after they sprouted, but I just couldn’t do it. I thought to myself, “Why pull them if they’re all growing?” Well, now I know. If there are too many in one place, they won’t grow as well due to overcrowding because they’re all having to share the nutrients, sun, etc. Lesson learned, do what the seed packet says lol. We tried some of the carrots but they had a funky taste to them, so I decided to decorate with them instead! It didn’t take long and they began to wilt so they became chicken food.
Our kale isn’t doing so well. Some of the plants look okay, the other plants look like they’ve been eaten by insects. To my surprise, our lettuce has grown! I was shocked! We planted everything back on Mother’s Day, so I was shocked to see the lettuce because it hadn’t sprouted until now. Even though we pulled up the sweet potato and watermelon plants, they grew back!
We wanted to plant a Fall/ Winter garden but we didn’t get around to it. We’ll just continue to enjoy the remnants of our Summer garden and dream about next year’s garden(s). I have so many ideas in mind, I can hardly wait! I’m sure I’ll share more when its freezing cold this winter and I’m ready for Spring so I can plant my garden.